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Student Health Services Fall 2014 Events and Workshops

Here is a list of on-campus events and workshops that are currently planned.
There will be more added, so visit this site often for updates!

"How to Defeat Depression"

October 8th, Wednesday, 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Santa Rosa Campus - Student Activities Center

"Clothesline Project by YWCA for Domestic Violence Awareness Month"

Wednesday, October 15th
Petaluma Campus
11:00am - 2:00pm

"Contagion: Power Your Immune System"

October 21st, Tuesday, 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Petaluma Campus - Richard W. Call Building, Room 602

October 22nd, Wednesday, 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Santa Rosa Campus - Student Activities Center

"Cover Yourself: Accessing Affordable Health Care"

November 6th, Thursday, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Petaluma Campus - Richard W. Call Building, Room 602

November 6th Thursday, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Santa Rosa Campus - Student Activities Center

Healthy Sexuality Workshops

Monday, November 24th
Bertolini - Center for Student Leadership

10:00am -11:00am
Consent Means an Enthusiastic Yes!
Preventing Sexual Assault
What is consent? What is rape? How can I get help for myself or a friend?

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sexuality, What Is "Normal"? Non-monogamy, LGBTQ and BDSM
College is often a time when we explore our sexuality. Learn more about common possibilities, and how to explore safely and respectfully.

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Talking About Sex and Relationships
Learn how to ask the questions that help you feel secure in your romantic and sexual relationships. How to have the "safe sex" conversation, and ask for what you want.

PEERS Coalition Workshops

These workshops are organized by our student health support peer interns, and designed to gather students, staff, and community members together to learn about health issues that interfere with success. The topics for each meeting are in development, and will be posted/updated soon.

October 2nd PEERS Coalition Workshop 5-7 PM
Santa Rosa Campus - Student Activities Center

November 6th PEERS Coalition Workshop 5-7 PM
Santa Rosa Campus - Student Activities Center

December 4th PEERS Coalition Workshop 5-7 PM
Santa Rosa Campus - Student Activities Center

If you would like to print out a flier on these events, you may go to: FallEventFlier-revisedAug18.pdf

Student Psychological Services Support Groups Fall 2014

Free therapy and support groups are now forming at Student Psychological Services for SRJC students. Groups start when enough students have signed-up, unless noted otherwise. If you are interested in joining any groups, call 524-1595 or stop by Plover 559. All groups are supervised by Bert Epstein, Psy.D.

Fidget to Focus: Organize Your Life
Tuesdays: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Co-facilitated by Alicia Woodworth & Dayne Menardo
This group is intended to help those with symptoms of ADD/ADHD cope with the demands of daily life, especially in academics. Skills addressed include improving organization, planning, and prioritizing..

Connect at College: Fostering Authentic Relationships
Wednesdays: 10:30 am -12:00 pm Starts October 1
Facilitated by Ariella Popple
Are your relationships as strong as you want them to be? This group will assist you in improving your relationships and friendships, allowing you to be a great resource both for yourself and others who seek your support. Learn skills to enhance your listening to others, connecting deeply, and giving and receiving emotional support.

Athletes in Transition
Wednesdays: 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Co-facilitated by Derek Vigon and Dayne Menardo
This group is for any current, former, or future athlete. We will examine self-identity and personal growth through conversations regarding transitions into and out of collegiate sport. These transitions can be overwhelming/anxiety provoking, and the group provides a supportive space for communication, reflection, and empowerment.

De-Stress Detour: Walking Meditation
Wednesdays: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Starts Oct. 1
Facilitated by Ariella Popple
Reduce stress by going on weekly peaceful walks around campus after clearing your mind of worry, then get back together with the group and prepare to calmly move on to the rest of your day.

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction
Fridays: 11:00 am -12:00 pm
Co-facilitated by Alex Lapinski & Jen Yang

Come work on managing life stresses with relaxation exercises. We will use mindfulness techniques like breathing exercises, visualization, simple yoga postures, and meditation. Great for students who want to overcome stress related to school, relationships, and life transition issues.

Please visit Fall-SPSGroupsFlier-2014.pdf if interested in downloading and printing for distribution.

Read SRJC's Student Health 101 Online Magazine

Student Health Services offers SRJC Students FREE access to an online magazine that promotes better health for college students.

For the current SRJC Student Health 101 issue, visit This monthly, interactive online magazine covers topics such as nutrition and exercise, reducing stress, colds & flu, and more!

For the Student Health 101 Orientation Issue, visit, Transitioning to a new place can be stressful and at times, overwhelming. We encourage all new students to check out this online resource, which provides an opportunity to become acquainted with the college environment and answer important questions.

AA Meetings on Campus

For more information call (707) 521-6944

12-Step Groups are meeting on Thursday from 12:00-1:00PM in Room 540 of Plover Hall on the Santa Rosa Campus.

Alanon, a support group for family members and friends, is meeting on Monday from 12:00-1:00PM in Plover 540. .

For current AA meetings in Sonoma County, please visit

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